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Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books

Emblem books are a genre of illustrated books that was popular from the 16th to the 18th centuries in Europe. Emblem books contain illustrations that often visually represent or illustrate a moral fable or an allegory. The illustration is often paired with a phrase of text, like a motto or an epigram,that further explains the image. Many emblem books serve a didactic purpose and explain virtues, vices, religious principals etc. through words and image. Many significant artists, authors, and engravers contributed to the creation of emblem books and the texts compiled by Andrea Alciati and Cesare Ripa are celebrated examples of the genre.

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Emblems 183
Emblem books, Dutch 21
Mythology, Classical 19
Emblem books 18
Emblem books, Italian 18
Devices (Heraldry) 17
Heraldry 11
Allegories 10
Symbolism in art 9
Christian life 8
Kings and rulers 8
Numismatics, Roman 7
Egyptian language 6
Emblem books, Latin 6
Bible 5
Emblem books, French 5
Political science 5
Coins, Ancient 4
Education of princes 4
Emblem books, German 4
Plants 4
Animals 3
Caesar, Julius 3
Catholic Church 3
Christian art and symbolism 3
Church year meditations 3
Emblem books, English 3
Emblem books, Spanish 3
Emperors 3
Ethics 3
Astrology 2
Biography 2
Carafa family 2
Conduct of life 2
Dance of death 2
Didactic poetry, Dutch 2
Epigrams 2
Eternity 2
Fables 2
Fables, Dutch 2
French poetry 2
Gems 2
Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556 2
Inscriptions, Latin 2
Jesus Christ 2
Love in art 2
Love poetry 2
Medals 2
Moral education 2
Nostradamus, 1503-1566 2
Numismatics, Greek 2
Occultism 2
Portraits 2
Seals (Numismatics) 2
Signs and symbols 2
Symbolism 2
Virtues in art 2
Aesthetics 1
Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550 1
Amulets 1
Apostles 1
Art, Renaissance 1
Astronomy, Ancient 1
Astronomy, Greek 1
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Milan, Italy) 1
Charity 1
Chastity 1
Christian life in art 1
Classical biography 1
Coins, Roman 1
Courtesy books 1
Cryptography 1
Devotional exercises 1
Devotional literature 1
Devotional literature, German 1
Didactic literature, Latin 1
Dutch poetry 1
Empresses 1
Engraving 1
Epigrams, Latin 1
Eschatology 1
Evangelists (Bible) 1
Fables, Latin (Medieval and modern) 1
France 1
Future life 1
God 1
Gods 1
Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585 1
Heroes 1
History, Ancient 1
Horace 1
Hymns, Dutch 1
Illustrated books 1
Indian mythology 1
Italian poetry 1
Jesu Christ 1
Jesuit drama, Latin 1
Johann Theodor, Herzog in Bayern, 1703-1763 1
Jonah (Biblical prophet) 1
Kingdom of God 1
Latin letters 1
Latin poetry 1
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern 1
Leu, Thomas de, 1560-1612 1
Literary curiosa 1
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715 1
Love 1
Lutheran Church 1
Medals, Ancient 1
Medals, Roman 1
Music 1
Mythology, Asian, in art 1
Mythology, Classical, in art 1
Mythology, Egyptian 1
Mythology, Greek 1
Nature 1
Norbert, of Xanten, Saint, ca. 1080-1134 1
Numismatics 1
Part songs 1
Peace of Westphalia (1648) 1
Planets 1
Platonic love 1
Prayer books 1
Prayers 1
Predestination 1
Proverbs 1
Proverbs, Spanish 1
Religious poetry, Dutch 1
Religious poetry, German 1
Riddles 1
Riddles, Latin 1
Sacred Heart, Devotion to 1
Saints 1
Satire, Latin (Medieval and modern) 1
Snuff boxes and bottles 1
Songs, French 1
Theology 1
Universität Wien 1
Universität Altdorf 1
Vices 1
Vices in art 1
Virtues 1
Wit and humor 1
Wood-engraving, German 1
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Date Published
Creator
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Topics: Signs and symbols, Cryptography, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
783
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First published in 1593, without illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
770
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Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
718
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First published in 1593, without illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Duke University. Library. Jantz Collection; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
688
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Illustrated moral emblems, with descriptions of those depicted and of others on the same subject
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Engraved frontispiece; 78 copperplates of emblems
Topics: Emblems, Signs and symbols
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bosch, Jacob; Wolffgang, Johann Georg W., 1664-1744; Müller, Jacob, 18th cent
653
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The plates are engraved by J.G. Wolfgang and Jacob Müllert
Topics: Symbolism, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648; Boëtius, à Bolswert, ca. 1580-ca. 1663
644
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Signatures: (:)⁸, A-2V⁸
Topic: Emblem books, German
Edited by J. Micyllus
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bèze, Théodore de, 1519-1605; Lectius, Jacobus, 1556?-1611; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
601
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Sylvae.--Elegiae.--Epitaphia.--Epigramm.--Icones.-- Emblemata.--Cato Censorivs.--Abrahamus sacrificans.--Canticum canticorum
Topics: Jonah (Biblical prophet), Bible, Emblem books, Latin, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Duke University. Library. Jantz Collection; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
583
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Illustrated moral emblems, with descriptions of those depicted and of others on the same subject
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Landwehr, J. Romantic emblem books
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Goltzius, Hubert, 1526-1583; Ble, Jacob de, b. 1586; Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640
548
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Title page, engraved, has note: "Pet. Paul Rubenius inuenit."
Topics: Numismatics, Roman, Numismatics, Greek, Inscriptions, Latin
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
548
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0
Landwehr, J. Romantic emblem books
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Engraved t.p
Topics: Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
539
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0
Topic: Emblems
Title page in v. 3: Lucis evangelicae ... pars tertia. Hoc est Caeleste pantheon sive caelum novum in festa et gesta santorum totius anni ..
Topics: Emblem books, Church year meditations
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
532
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Translation of Idea de un principe politico-christiano
Topics: Political science, Kings and rulers
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ferro, Giovanni, 1582-1630; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
529
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0
Engraved title-pages
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631
527
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Historiated title page; tail ornaments
Topic: Emblems
Colophon dated: 1610
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
The illustrations include 26 emblematic copperplates, of which 16 are derived von O. van Veen's Emblemata Horatiana, 4 emblematic plates depicting the seasons and other plates. Cf. Landwehr, John. Dutch emblem books
Topic: Emblems
Title vignette
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Zoppio, Melchiorre, 1544-1634
515
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Signatures: A-K
Topics: Platonic love, Aesthetics
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
514
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First published in 1593, without illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Translation of: Zodiacus Christianus locupletatus
Topics: Predestination, Emblems, Emblem books, English
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Sadeler, Johann, d. 1665
510
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Signatures: )(⁴·⁴ *² A-Aaaaa⁴ Bbbbb⁶ (Bbbbb6 blank)
Topics: Political science, Education of princes, Emblems, Kings and rulers
Title page in v. 3: Lucis evangelicae ... pars tertia. Hoc est Caeleste pantheon sive caelum novum in festa et gesta santorum totius anni ..
Topics: Emblem books, Church year meditations
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Mendo, Andrés, 1608-1684; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
500
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Engraved title vignette: device of Boissat and Remeus
Topics: Emblem books, Spanish, Emblems, Kings and rulers, Education of princes
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
498
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0
First published in 1593, without illustrations
Topic: Emblems
First edition
Topic: Emblems
Topic: Emblems
Landwehr, J. Romantic emblem books
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Colophon: Acheuees d'imprimer ce dernier iour de decembre, pour la premiere edition, 1588
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662; Leighton, John, 1822-1912; Pigot, Richard
485
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"The original designs of Adrian van de Venne, in a few instances only, have been deviated from."--Introd., p. xii
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
473
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Third ed., cf. Introduction to Olms reprint ed., Hildesheim, 1970
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
473
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Third ed., cf. Introduction to Olms reprint ed., Hildesheim, 1970
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
472
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0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
470
0
0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641
470
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Parts 2-3 have separate title-pages with imprint date 1624
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
464
0
0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ricci, Vincenzo, fl. 1626; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
463
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0
Landwehr, J. Romantic emblem books
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems, Virtues, Virtues in art, Vices, Vices in art
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Mendo, Andrés, 1608-1684; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
460
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Engraved title vignette: device of Boissat and Remeus
Topics: Emblem books, Spanish, Emblems, Kings and rulers, Education of princes
Title vignette (arms of Mateo Regii)
Topics: Political science, Kings and rulers, Emblem books
Descriptive text on versos facing full-page illustrations
Topics: Plants, Animals, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
452
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0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horozco y Covarrúbias, Juan de, fl. 1589-1608; Covarrubias y Leyva, Diego de, 1512-1577
450
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Title vignette: arms and emblem of the dedicatee; repeated on 16v, [102]r, and half titles
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Spanish
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, b. ca. 1500; Malfatti, Cesare, b. ca. 1550
437
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Engraved title page
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Topics: Catholic Church, Saints
Topics: Biography, Portraits
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
422
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0
Topic: Emblems
Running title: Empresas politicas
Topics: Political science, Kings and rulers
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Aneau, Barthélemy, d. 1561; Eskrich, Pierre, ca. 1530-ca. 1590; Salomon, Bernard, ca. 1506-ca. 1561
414
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Ills. attributed to Bernard Salomon or Pierre Eskrich
Topics: Emblem books, French, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
414
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0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, b. ca. 1500; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631; Malfatti, Cesare, b. ca. 1550
413
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0
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Emblems engraved by A. Flamen
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Krul, Jan Hermansz, 1602-1646; Urfé, Honoré d', 1567-1625. Astrée
406
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0
Added t.p. engraved
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565; Franceschi, Francesco de; Ruscelli, Vincenzo, fl. 1583. Quarto libro delle Imprese illustri con figure di stampe di rame; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
406
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0
Engraved t.p. title within ornamental border
Topics: Heraldry, Devices (Heraldry)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565; Franceschi, Francesco de; Ruscelli, Vincenzo, fl. 1583. Quarto libro delle Imprese illustri con figure di stampe di rame; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
405
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0
Engraved t.p. title within ornamental border
Topics: Heraldry, Devices (Heraldry)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Swelinck, Jan; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662
404
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0
Engraved t.-p
Topic: Emblems
Edited by Jacobus Micyllus
Topics: Mythology, Classical, Astronomy, Ancient, Astronomy, Greek
Includes Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English proverbs as well as Dutch
Topics: Emblems, Proverbs, Emblem books, Dutch
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Benlowes, Edward, 1603?-1676
397
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Engr. t.-p.; full page illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Landwehr, J. Emblem and fable books (1988)
Topics: Horace, Emblem books, Dutch
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bargagli, Scipione, d. 1612
393
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0
"Delle lodi dell accademie. Oratione di Scipion Bargagli, M.D.LIX. Riformata ... e ristampata": p. 511-545
Topics: Emblems, Devices (Heraldry)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
389
0
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Page 450 mis-numbered 150
Topics: Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, Emblem books, Latin, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horapollo; Leemans, Conradus, 1809-1893
386
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0
Text in Greek and Latin
Topic: Egyptian language
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Caussin, Nicolas, 1583-1651
383
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Vol. 2 has title: Polyhistor symbolicvs. Electrorum symbolorum, & parabolarum historicarum stromata, XII. libris complectens ..
Topics: Egyptian language, Symbolism, Mythology, Egyptian
Added engr. t.-p
Topic: Mythology, Greek
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
380
0
0
Topic: Emblems
Engraved half title: Lust vnd Arzeneygarten des königlichen Propheten Davids
Includes index
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647; Moretus, family of printers
372
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Colophon, Sss6 recto
Topics: Carafa family, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Conti, Natale, 1520-1582; Linocier, Geoffroi, fl. 1584; Tritonio, Marco Antonio, 16th cent; Sylburg, Friedrich, 1536-1596; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
371
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Title vignette
Topic: Mythology, Classical